We had a very successful first week of Nona Basketball Summer Camp last week. Over 60 kids enjoyed hours full of training, skills, basketball games, fun, guest coaches, laughs and more! Some truly amazing experiences for some of these kids!
Thanks to all involved. You can see pictures from last weeks camp on our social media channels, both Instagram and Facebook. We had a guest appearance by projected top 5 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, Killian Hayes, which was quite a treat for the kids (and adults).
Week 2 of Nona Basketball Camp Cancelled
You may have already gotten the alert — but we had to cancel week two of the basketball camp due to Orange County School gyms being closed. This was completely out of our control and all paying players have been refunded.
THAT SAID… We have a backup plan!!!
Elite Training Clinics & Elementary Training Clinics
Nona Basketball is fortunate enough to have a tight relationship with the Faith Christian Academy athletic program. FCA is located just a few miles north of Lake Nona (Curry Ford & 417).
We have secured this gym for our next month of programs. This is a great opportunity for players to keep playing while NOTHING ELSE is going on.
Most programs are forced to stop or play outside due to no gym space available. We urge you to take this time and give our training programs a shot! Regardless of what “club” you play for — you are welcome to join our coaches and trainers for these sessions.
This 3 week training clinic program will run on Tue/Thu/Sun for Middle School and High School boys and girls. It will include all your fundamentals such ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, etc.. Our skills clinic will also be teaching the terminology and techniques of motion offense. This will further develop players to become leaders of their future AAU or school teams.
Led by Coach Cecil Avant who was a former starting point guard for Florida Gulf Coast University and has since coached many successful basketball players and teams. Assisted by other Nona Basketball Academy top coaches.
Links to learn more and register for the sessions are below…
- Elite Training Clinics (Tue/Thu/Sun for 3 weeks, Middle/High Schoolers)
- Elementary Training Clinics (Saturdays for 3 weeks, 2nd through 6th graders)
Two Open Gyms Scheduled
Our next FREE Open Gyms will be held on August 18th and August 20th. This is the week before our AAU Tryout date (Aug 22nd) so we urge all kids to join these open gyms and get some “court time” in before the big tryout date. Register for Free Open Gyms Here
Competitive AAU Tryouts for Nona Basketball
Our AAU Competitive Team Tryout dates are set for August 22nd! Dates and Times TBD! But hold that day for tryouts. We will have competitive teams for 6th through varsity high school players, and make no mistake about it, WE WILL BE COMPETITIVE!
It’s our goal to offer multiple leveled teams within each age group. For instance, for the 9th grade girls group we will have a BLACK (elite) Team, ORANGE (competitive) Team, and possibly a third team depending on the turnout.
That said, please attend tryouts regardless of your skill level. Most programs stick to “high level” teams only, we will be different and have layers of teams that allow the kids to always strive for something better. With our training and coaching, hopefully players can move up from our Orange team to our Black team with time. Tryout registration links will be available soon, and tryouts are FREE to attend.
Elementary Youth Basketball League for Lake Nona Kids
Don’t worry elementary kids… We will have options for you as well. We are working hard to form an elementary youth league where our 3rd-5th grade kids can be on teams and play in competitive “localized” tournaments each month.
Then of course, if your player wants to do more travel AAU ball, we may form a team from our youth league kids to travel and play in larger AAU tournaments. More details on this program and setup to come…
Thanks for being a part of Nona Basketball and remember — “basketball is only half our story”! #wearenona #nonabasketball